With Easter round the corner we confess the diet has gone out the window. While some of us like to take this opportunity to indulge a little, there are plenty of us who just can’t.
Vegans shun anything containing animal products, whether that be meat, milk or eggs for example. Equally, there are plenty of people who suffer from various food intolerances, such as wheat, gluten or dairy that make it impossible for them to take part in anything chocolatey at this time of year. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t get involved, and it’s certainly no reason to leave them out if you are buying eggs and treats for other members of the family.
Here are our top alternatives, if you’re looking for a little bit of dairy-free inspiration this year.
Asides from the awesome name, seriously, Bunnycomb? That’s just epic. This 100g dairy free egg is £4.99 from Holland & Barrett and comes complete with a bag of choccie buttons too.
This is simply perfect for anyone who wants, or needs to avoid dairy, lactose, gluten, wheat, egg or casein.
Slightly larger at 294g this luxury egg is £6 from Thorntons (often available in supermarkets if you don’t have a local Thorntons shop).
The egg itself is hollow, but does come with an assortment of 11 chocolates which include our favourites such as a crunchy praline and strawberry dream.
This is the perfect item for those who are avoiding gluten – but is not suitable for vegans as it does contain milk.
At 85g this is perfect the little ones who are on a dairy, gluten and nut free diet. Available again from Holland & Barrett this little egg will only set you back £3.99.
As an added bonus the chocolate is also Fairtrade, so you’re know you’re doing good by everyone this Easter!
If you are worried that you don’t have a local Holland & Barrett, and therefore have limited access to free-from, you will be pleased to hear that ASDA have Kinnerton’s Free From range, which includes this 195g egg and chocolate bar for just £5.
This little gem is dairy, gluten and nut free so should tick most people’s boxes.
Plastic Egg Hunt
One thing we haven’t yet found is the mini eggs that are ideal for hunting throughout Easter weekend. While they are in abundance in chocolate form, there doesn’t seem to be anywhere that caters for a free-from crowd.
However, the good news is most supermarkets do sell the little plastic eggs that you can fill with your own little treats. You might want to go for something that is sweet and candy-laden or alternatively add little trinkets such as toys or jewellery, depending on your child’s tastes.
One great idea if you want something a little more interactive is to hide clues inside each one and use them to lay an egg-sellent treasure hunt leading to the big egg at the end.
Whatever you do, we hope you have a great time, and feel free to head on over to our Facebook page to share your photos and stories.